Asterisk heart garland template | How About Orange

January 27, 2011

Asterisk heart garland template

Who says Valentine's Day has to be pink? I vote for orange.

To make your own Valentine garland, download the heart template PDF right here. You can print it on a sheet of cardstock* and cut out the inner shapes with a craft knife. I cheated and cut these directly from Adobe Illustrator using my Silhouette cutter, which took just a couple minutes.

*This template only works with orange** paper. If you use another color, your project will fail.

**I am kidding, of course. As soon as I typed that, I realized from past experience that I would get a handful of emails from concerned crafters wondering if this is actually true. It's not.

55 comments:

HollowSquirrel said...

You forgot to finish your post! Let me help:

**And obviously, I'm giving away a FREE SILHOUETTE CUTTER THINGAMAROO to the first commenter named HollowSquirrel! Good luck!**

HollowSquirrel said...

OMG did I just win!?! Sweet!

Lindsay @ A Walk in the Closet said...

This is such a cute idea! I think I may just have to steal it for my living room. : )

Jess said...

***HollowSquirrel, you crack me up! I wish I could give you one! I wish I had a warehouse of them I could ship out to everyone!

Grandma G said...

Wow! I was just gonna email you and ask if that was really true about the orange paper, 'cause I don't have any!

Mum

Waiting said...

Could you upload or email your file as well? It would save me time from having to recreate it to use with my ecraft machine. :)

It would strictly be for personal use.

Thanks for the great ideas!

Jess said...

Mum, very funny.

Waiting, I wish I could. But I don't have a way to convert a PDF file into other file types that digital cutters use.

Jess said...

I cut this directly from Illustrator using a Robomaster software plug-in for Illustrator. So I can only save PDF, EPS, AI, etc. out of Illustrator. Unless you can open a DXF, by any chance?

Janell said...

I can't help but recall, "Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed."

Regardless, of what Elle Woods may think, your garland is great.

Faith said...

No seriously, I tried and it's true, it only works on orange paper.

He he.

Jess said...

Ha! Janell, I totally forgot about that movie quote. Hilarious! Actually I may be seriously disturbed. It's definitely possible.

Faith, thanks for testing this. Everybody, listen to Faith.

{nifty thrifty things} said...

That is a super cute idea! But cutting them all by hand..? Phew.. I wish I had one of those little machines. But they're just sooo overpriced (if you can find them at all) here in Germany. Great idea though!

www.daisyleyboxes.co.uk said...

Oh I love the idea of an orange valentine ... pink is just so last year! Funnily enough had been looking at paper cutting today and thinking it was too time consuming but this I can do one heart at a time. Thank you.

stephanie said...

"this template only works with orange paper..." that literally made me laugh out loud.

Starry said...

I could never get illustrator to cut for me would you consider doing an idiot guides how to??

Love the garland btw

KB said...

Love it, now what fun idea do you have for the asterisks you have cut out?? i know you have one!

Cataloging My Life said...

love love love! thanks for the template. I can't wait to be a garland up around my fireplace.

Jeanne said...

Very cute! I'd imagine you could get similar results with that heart template and one of those small paper punches in a snowflake ish shape.

But for now I'll just stare at yours, waiting for it to appear hanging from a doorway at my house. :)

Las Labores de VerĂ³nica said...

hahahaha you are so funny.
Same as Janell, immediately Elle Woods came into my mind when I read this.
Although sometimes pink and orange work together just fine.

Bek said...

really cute!

Maybe I'll try using our family members' initials too, kind of interspersed with asterisks.

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

i love the asterick in it...super cute. i made a little heart garland today too...but not as cute as your orange.

Keyco's Cachet said...

Forget the garland... I love the clock in the background! It reminds me of my grandfather. (RIP) O ok the garland is cute too!

Whitney @ Whisker Graphics said...

I think orange is a great Valentine's Day color. Move over red and pink. Every time you mention what you've done with your Silhouette it makes me want one more and more.
Whitney
PS: Nice twine :)

Jess said...

Thanks, Whitney. Someone awesome sent it to me. :)

Kate said...

Anyone seeing that garland will immediately fall in LOVE!!!

chaiisgood said...

Very clever, Jess. You are made in the image of a good Creator. :-) Love it!

Suzie @ cupcake monkey said...

ahahaha Love it!! I have to say I am going buck wild with pink and red for a kiddo party I am hosting, but maybe next year I will go with orange! :) Thanks for the template!

Maxabella said...

Made me laugh! x

Sally said...

Love this, very cute!

Fun comment about orange, I might take your advice maybe my bf will find it less offensive if its not pink!

objectsofwhimsy said...

simple but lovely

Briana said...

ok, now for the silliest question ever! What kind of cord are you using to hang the garland? Love it all and, thanks to you, I am now obsessed with fabric stiffener!

Becky said...

It's cuuuuute!

Y'all are crackin me up. Thanks, I needed that!

Down comforter said...

the project will fail..hysterical. Love the idea of orange. I'm so tired of red and pink...blahhh

Jess said...

Briana, it's orange and white baker's twine, available from Whisker Graphics

Three Birds Jewelry said...

supper cute- oh how i wish i had a Silhouette cutter.

CCH said...

Your blog is so adorable! I love all the pictures!

Adrienne said...

I want to see a picture of that SO CUTE orange clock that's in the background of the heart picture! It's amazing how you find so many orange things.

robin said...

Oh so sweet...I like the idea of using orange!

Jess said...

Adrienne, here's a look at the orange clock.

Jess said...

Starry, regarding cutting from Illustrator:

You'll need to download the Cutting Master 2 from Craft ROBO. Get it here. Apparently the Craft ROBO and Silhouette machines are similar. Anyhow, once it's installed, Illustrator's file menu will have a new item at the bottom that says something about Craft ROBO (I forget what exactly.) Make sure the Silhouette is hooked up and on, then choose that menu item. You'll find buttons for positioning your graphic on the cutting mat and then you can push the button to send to the cutter.

Starry said...

I couldn't get it to work :( nothing happens when I hit Setup...

K-Sue said...

So cute! And reading the comments is a hoot!

Sarah said...

so I totally laughed out loud. for quite a while. THAT was hilarious. thank you ;) And cute garland too!

Laura said...

Love the garland and am very concerned that you had to add the disclaimer about non-orange paper. Concerned for humanity/the gene pool, that is.

Anonymous said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing it. It will also work on a cricut with SCAL if you save it as a gif or tiff and open it as an image :)

Lori said...

I just came across your adorable site! I, too, am a lover of orange; and, have enjoyed browsing your creativity ;-)

eva said...

you had me at only working on orange paper...love it and your site - you have another subscriber! :)

Anniston Kayte said...

I love your blog, check out my blog at http://kraftstreet.blogspot.com
I love how about Orange even though I am a purple fan.

Rachel said...

That is so much fun, what a great garland! Thanks so much for the template, I'll be spreading the word about it.

Anonymous said...

I was able to just open the PDF file in my silhouette, and use the Trace tool to get the cut lines set. Thanks so much!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 13 post on Feb. 14, 2011. Thanks again.

trashmaster46 said...

Best. Footnotes. Evar.

Georgie girl said...

I love this garland and have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to make it...which would be my sister's baby shower! I cut everything by hand (my hand hurts) and have the baker's twine, but what did you use to attach the twine to the back of the hearts???

Jessica Jones said...

I used clear matte finish tape. You could run the twine along the top two points of the heart attached by two tiny tabs of tape if you wanted it to show less. Or cut two small slits and string the twine through.

Georgie girl said...

Great, thanks so much! Love your blog!

ShareThis